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Statement on the Administration’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

Published 03/15/2017 by Global Communities

Carrie Hessler-Radelet
March 16, 2017

“PCI is proud to partner with the U.S. Government in enhancing health, ending hunger, and overcoming hardship at home in the United States and throughout the world. The investments our country makes in these programs save lives, generate economic growth, and empower communities overseas. They also ensure that our partner nations share our values, have positive perceptions of the United States, and engage positively with our country to create a safer, more prosperous world for all. These efforts contribute directly to safeguarding our own national security and economic prosperity.

“U.S. investments have contributed to the largest reductions in extreme poverty ever recorded in human history. The Administration’s proposed budget cut to lifesaving health, food security, and humanitarian programs will compromise the development gains of recent years and weaken our own security and global leadership.

“We hope the Administration and Congress will agree upon a budget that continues the progress our country is making to end extreme poverty around the world and secure the future of our families and communities here at home.”